'Eaters Fall 5-2 at Hawaii

Shuhei Shibahara scored a doubles win with partner Jonathan Hammel.
Shuhei Shibahara scored a doubles win with partner Jonathan Hammel.

HONOLULU, Hi. --- UCI's hot start was stunted by a Hawaii rally in singles as the Warriors took the first Big West match, 5-2, Friday afternoon.

UCI (0-2, 0-1) took the early doubles point thanks to wins from duos Hammel/Shibahara at No. 2 and Hernandez/Pham at No. 3.

Hawaii (1-2, 1-0) came back with wins in five of six singles matches. Reo Asami took UCI's line singles point with a come-from-behind win in a third-set tiebreaker. Asami went to 2-0 and is the only Anteater to record a singles win.

UCI remains in Hawaii for a Saturday match against against Sacramento State at 12:00 p.m.


Hawai`i 5, UC Irvine 2
Jan 18, 2013 at Honolulu, O'ahu (UH Tennis Complex) 


1. Jonathan Brooklyn (UH) def. Tyler Pham (UCI) 7-6 (9-7), 1-6, 7-6 (10-7)
2. Reo Asami (UCI) def. Dmytro Kovalyov (UH) 5-7, 6-0, 7-6 (10-8)
3. Jared Spiker (UH) def. Jonathan Poon (UCI) 6-2, 6-2
4. Chas Okamoto (UH) def. Ryan Cheung (UCI) 6-2, 6-2
5. Danilo Casanova (UH) def. Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) 7-5, 3-3, retired
6. Nils Schuhmann (UH) def. Caryl Hernandez (UCI) 6-3, 6-3


1. Jonathan Brooklyn/Dmytro Kovalyov (UH) def. Ryan Cheung/Jonathan Poon (UCI) 9-8
2. Jonathan Hammel/Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) def. Danilo Casanova/Nils Schuhmann (UH) 8-5
3. Tyler Pham/Caryl Hernandez (UCI) def. Jared Spiker/Carter Lam (UH) 8-3
UC Irvine 0-2, 0-1
Hawai`i 1-2, 1-0
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,5,6,4,2,1)

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